Loretta C. Thompson

Partner | Los Angeles

Loretta is a partner on the real estate team.

Her practice includes both commercial and residential real estate matters. She regularly negotiates and facilitates real estate acquisitions and dispositions and handles tax exchanges for REIT’s, public and private corporations and high net worth individuals. Loretta also has extensive experience negotiating and administrating finance transactions, commercial leasing, property management contracts, construction and design contracts, and development agreements and easements.

Loretta’s leasing practice focuses on the negotiation and documentation of commercial industrial and office project leases, as well as rental agreements and leases of high-end residential properties. She also has extensive experience working on all aspects of lender-side commercial real estate and construction loans (for private equity, portfolio, institutional, secondary market) , including due diligence, drafting loan agreements, and facilitating the pre- and post-closing processes.

Prior to her legal career, Loretta spent nearly two decades as an asset manager and leasing agent for some of the highest profile tenants and landlords in Southern California. Highly specialized in industrial and commercial office space leasing, she works with public REITs, financial institutions, high tech businesses, manufacturers, distributers, and other companies to manage all types of commercial leasing transactions.

Secretary Vivienne Lanthier

Track record





Represented the Playboy Enterprises affiliated entity as seller’s counsel in connection with the sale of the Playboy Mansion for a record-setting $100 million.

Acted as lender’s local California counsel in a $65 million refinance of existing debt on a historic winery and vineyard estate.

Represented a national REIT in the $96.5 million sale of a 2,215 unit apartment portfolio.

California, 2000

Why Real Estate Construction Contract Disputes Are Reaching New Heights,’ WealthManagement.com - June 13, 2022, author

Voices: Tips to Avoid an Audit on a Like-Kind 1031 Exchange,’ Accounting Today - May 18, 2022, author

On the Move: Tracking the Ins and Outs of California Lawyers,’ The Recorder - October 1, 2021, featured

American Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member

Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles (BOMA), Committee Member

BOMA Sustainability Committee, Member, 2010-2014

Vistas for Children Charity, Member

‘The ROI of Sustainability: Building a Business Case for Living Buildings,’ Bisnow’s Los Angeles State of the Market - The Resurgence of the Los Angeles CRE Market - October 5, 2021, moderator

‘A Continued Discussion On: How Environmental, Social, And Governance (Esg) Strategies Create Resilience And Sustainability,’ GM Webinar - June 23, 2021, speaker

‘Buildings Need to Develop Immunity to Forces and New Realities That Affect Them – How Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategies to Create Resilience and Sustainability in Real Estate,’ GM Webinar - May 20, 2021, speaker



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Los Angeles

10250 Constellation Boulevard,

Suite 1400,

CA 90067

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